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Team director Andy Flower has warned Eoin Morgan there will be no easy return to England's Test side after being dropped for next month's trip to Sri Lanka.
England 129-6 Pakistan 124-6 (England win by five runs)
England flopped in Tests despite their No 1 ranking and swept a one-day series Pakistan were expected to win. Questions remain for captain and squad
Kevin Pietersen's continued good form helped England to a thrilling five-run victory and 2-1 Twenty20 series success over Pakistan to conclude their tough tour of the United Arab Emirates tonight.
England were today digesting the disappointment of their opening defeat in the three-match Twenty20 series against Pakistan, and planning already how they can come back to win 2-1.
At long last, the Dubai International Cricket Stadium was almost full and rocking. Twenty20 was back in town last night: a crazy game for a crazy place.
England succumbed to Umar Gul in tonight's eight-run defeat, as Graeme Swann's career-best bowling again proved in vain against Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Kevin Pietersen drew most of the plaudits on Saturday, his unbeaten 111 instrumental in steering England to a series victory with a match remaining. It was the his first limited-overs century in more than three years, but his feats should not be allowed to divert attention from the magnificent quality of England's bowling.
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Australia's pace attack produced a bowling display reminiscent of the side's era of dominance as they swept India aside to secure a 122-run victory in the first Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
South Africa's aim of challenging England's status as the world's No 1 Test side is in danger of again being undermined by their inability to win at home. They have not recorded a series success on their own soil for three years and, facing a deficit of 426 runs with two days remaining of the second Test in Durban, have plenty of batting to do if they are to prevent Sri Lanka levelling the series.
Australia 333 & 179-8 India 282
Australia used to catch the eye because they were so good, but times have changed.
Dale Steyn became the second-quickest bowler to 250 Test wickets as South Africa assumed control after just one day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Centurion.
Shane Warne is confident he will be fit to make his return to cricket in Australia's revamped Twenty20 competition this weekend despite burning his bowling hand while cooking.
England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive David Collier has praised the work of England team director Andy Flower after he claimed two awards last night at the 2011 UK Coaching Awards.